Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is a profound yet subtle form of healing bodywork that aims to enable the body-mind to find and tap into healing resources that were hitherto inaccessible. It has a wide range of applications from acute and chronic disease, physical and psychological distress caused by the after effects of traumatic experiences, to alleviating general aches and pains and helping a person to feel more relaxed and embodied. The results from treatment can be anywhere from a general feeling of relaxation and peace to deeply profound shifts and realizations.
Typically, a session begins by verbally “checking-in” together and then moving on to table-work where a client is held gently in various craniosacral holds, for example at the feet, lower back and head. The therapist “tunes in” to the underlying forces at work in the client’s system and by orienting to a deep, accepting and receptive non-judgmental holding field allows any processing of bodily and psychophysical material to come to the fore. Working in this way it is often possible to resolve inertial forces that have been resistant to talking therapy. Our culture prioritizes cognitive processes over being and body processes so it might at first feel strange working in this way at first.
I trained at the Karuna Institute under Franklyn Sills, one of the foremost pioneers in this field of work.